Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Friday, November 28, 2014

OFG's Favorite Things 2014

It might not be Oprah's list... no $700 earphones here.... but this is my favorite things list for this year. I was shocked, tho, that we both had something from Le Creuset on our list... But I bet I use mine more than she does.

My Felcos are beaten to heck. But they still work great.

First up? As always...  a good pair of gloves - specifically these gauntlet Rose Gloves.  I'm always working in the brambles and while these are designed for trimming your lovely roses... they really stand up against my arch enemy - the wild rose that is like a pestilence around here. I use these gloves for weeding and bushwhacking thru the toughest bramble. And, of course, a good set of shears - my Felcos are extremely well used... beaten to heck actually.

My new favorite hat - Zander's too.

Next - a really good hat. Preferably one with a wide brim and maximum sun protection. Or maybe just a fun Life is good hat to spread optimism while you are working. Or maybe my new favorite Life is good knit hat.

Zander loves his real working dog harness.

I can't stop talking about the real working dog harness from Julius-K9. Zander loves it. This is probably our best purchase ever. We normally don't collar anyone - not the dogs, goats, cats, nope. Nobody. But when we need to get ahold of Zander - or if we are taking him somewhere - this is an incredible harness.

As we are getting into winter all I can think about is how glad I am to have a pair of real MuckBoots.  These guys really take a beating and keep your feet warm even in the worst weather.

My favorite knife ever. Perfect for slaying your enemy.

But if I had to choose just one thing that is my "favorite" it has to be Victorinox Curved 12" Blade Cimeter. Hands down this is the best gift I have ever - or will ever - receive. It's my favorite knife and it really gets the job done. This comes with a huge warning tho - this knife is not for beginners. The blade is curved so you really have to keep an eye on it - and keep onlookers back. Don't ask me how I know this.

So that is my favorite things list. As you can see  - this is all stuff I actually use and love. There are tons of gadgets and stuff that claim to make your life easier - but these things really do. I couldn't get my work done without the right tools - and a good hat.

Happy Friday everyone! Are you shopping? What are your favorite things?

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Heavens Door Acres said...

I am making my vow... right now.. I WILL get me a pair of REAL "Muck boots" I am so tired of getting those thin rubber, non lined, cheaply made, crack when its cold, Good for NUTTIN boots! My last pair I have for one month, they cracked on the bottom so I had to wrap them in black duct tape... and well.. you can imagine how long THAT lasted walking in "poop soup" Yes, if I have to sell a goat, I will get me a pair before winter is over...or maybe I will hit up the big fat man in the red suit. ;)

David said...

I like your list, I'd add my favorite hand tool - a small bricklayers trowel that I use in the beds for weeding and cultivating.

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